Many states require an insurance company to pay for medically necessary infertility treatments, but New Jersey has a catch.
On July 28, 2016, the 7th Circuit became the latest circuit court to rule that Title VII does not bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, was the first to extensively address the “groundswell of questions” raised by the EEOC’s conflicting interpretation of “sex” discrimination under Title …
On the heels of signing the Transgender Public Accommodations Act in Massachusetts into law, we are reminded that there is much progress to be made for the transgender community elsewhere.
Today, Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Transgender Public Accommodations Bill into law, making Massachusetts the 18th state in the nation to enact legislation to provide transgender people comprehensive protections under the law. The new law is set to go into effect on October 1, 2016 and includes a number of compromises that lawmakers negotiated, including …
On July 1, Mississippi’s “Religious Freedom” law was supposed to go into effect. Signed by the governor back in April, HB 1523 appears to allow sweeping anti-LGBTQ discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” The law allows businesses to deny services to gay couples or transition-related care to transgender individuals.
June 26 is a particularly important date for the LGBTQ community. June 26, 2003 is the day that Lawrence v. Texas was decided, which struck down the sodomy laws in Texas and, by extension, sodomy laws in 13 other states.
On Tuesday Kim Davis moved to dismiss her appeal of a Kentucky federal court’s ruling that she must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite her argument that it was against her religious beliefs. She was thrown in jail for 5 days for contempt when she refused to follow the court’s order.